Literature

leslie helm book Yokohama Yankee
March 29, 2013 4:30 PM
When reporter Leslie Helm (editor of Seattle mag’s sister publication, Seattle Business) began the process of adopting a Japanese baby in...
David Shields
February 19, 2013 12:48 AM
Seattle mag: What compelled you to write How Literature Saved My Life?  David Shields: I wanted to take [his previous book] Reality...
Mary Roach writer
February 15, 2013 10:48 PM
Saying Joyce Carol Oates has a new novel out (Daddy Love, a riveting story of child abduction) is like saying a Kardashian made the cover...
December 29, 2012 1:11 AM
If the book-publishing industry weren’t broken, Ken Shear might not be trying to fix it. Shear, publisher and CEO of Seattle’s new...
October 31, 2012 10:53 PM
If you ever find yourself crying at work, take Ellen Forney’s advice: “Don’t wipe your tears. Don’t change your posture. Just keep working...
September 21, 2012 12:48 AM
As the political fur flies this month, insert a little levity into the conversation with Mount Baker author Ben Clanton’s book, Vote for Me...
August 22, 2012 10:01 PM
A master’s degree in civil engineering isn’t a prerequisite for becoming Washington state poet laureate, but it does tend to make for a...
July 17, 2012 11:03 PM
Bainbridge Island-based author Jonathan Evison has an uncanny knack for writing prose that roils across the page, sweeping readers up for...
June 15, 2012 7:41 PM
Arts and culture editor Brangien Davis recommends Maria Semple's new book (along with two others from local authors) in the June...
May 23, 2012 8:51 PM
The Pacific Northwest is often misunderstood by outsiders—written off as a rainy hinterland populated by fleece-flaunting Earth Firsters,...
May 15, 2012 8:38 PM
The Space Needle’s writer in residence, and our own editor at large Knute Berger, has just published Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle....
May 3, 2012 10:00 PM
Bookstores are perfect spots to visit on bone-chilling days when the kids are jumping off the walls or on hot summer days when you’...
April 19, 2012 11:38 PM
Even in the harsh, unforgiving light of the iPad era, the longstanding tradition of print literary magazines hasn’t lost its luster....
April 19, 2012 4:24 PM
Stop by Sole Repair in Capitol Hill (1001 East Pike St., solerepairshop.com) for the Off Hours reading series, featuring among others,...
April 3, 2012 9:29 PM
February was a banner month for Seattle civil engineer turned poet Kathleen Flenniken. President of local poetry publisher Floating Bridge...